When I set up this website I started a blog. I posted twice and that was all. For ages it went untended and to be honest, after I got it set up, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to have a website anyway. It sounded cool. It sounded like this great place to write about my books. I had all these great ideas. And then it came time to set the thing up.
Boy, was I in for a shock! To my inexperienced eye, it looked like a conglomeration of some super-secret spy code all neatly packaged in one place with a navigation bar, a this, a that, and all this other stuff I had no idea how to use.
So, I got things set up, told a few people I had a website, and then I didn’t touch it for I don’t remember how long. A while.
But the link was always there in my web browser. Mocking me. Taunting me with the memory of this thing I’d wrestled with just to get the most basic layout I could find to work.
So I did the best thing I could do at the time and ignored it. Unfortunately, not everything you ignore goes away. So it was still there mocking me with my inability to figure this techie stuff out.
The more it mocked, the more I ignored. Until a day came when I actually needed do something with the website. I don’t remember what, but I needed it for something. So I sat down, determined to make it work. It took me a while, but I finally figured something out and I found a theme I could understand. (After I clicked a few buttons and made a mess of what I’d originally set up, but we don’t need to worry about that part.)
But, despite my small success in getting it set up again. I decided blogging wasn’t for me. Altogether, it was too overwhelming, so I said no more and took the very neglected blog down. I wasn’t going to touch it again until I had something to write about. And as I didn’t plan to even think about blogging, I figured I was pretty safe. I even went around telling people blogging wasn’t for me, I wasn’t going to worry about it right now, so on and so forth.
And now I’m here. Blogging. Just like I wasn’t going to do. Yep, never say never, or even “not for a good long while”. Because things might change and you might find yourself doing the exact thing you were determined not to do. Like me.
At least this time I had a friend walk me through the steps, and you know what? When you have someone there to explain things, it isn’t so confusing. In fact, it doesn’t even seem all that complicated. (Thanks, friend. I totes appreciate your help.)
There. Done. Not so hard at all. Come back soon and we’ll talk books.